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Govt to expedite campaign to rid country of the corrupt: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that his government will speed up the campaign to rid the country of the corrupt, claiming that only such people had a problem with him while the honest trusted the ‘chowkidar’.

Modi sought people’s support in the campaign while addressing a gathering here at the “Swachh Shakti 2019”, an event to recognise the leadership role played by rural women in the Swachh Bharat Mission towards achieving a clean and open defecation free country by October 2 this year.

“In 2014, you gave your votes for an honest and transparent government. Middlemen and those who snatched the rights of the poor have been thrown out of all the systems,” he said.

“Every honest person in the country trusts this ‘chowkidar’ (watchman) but those who are corrupt, have a problem with Modi,” he said.

Modi said that some people in Haryana are worried over the ongoing investigations by probe agencies against them.

There are investigations against former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law Robert Vadra for alleged irregularities in land deals in the state.

The Prime Minister also mocked the opposition’s proposed grand alliance as “maha-milawat”, saying all the faces in this are indulging in threatening and abusing Modi.

“But you rest assured, this ‘chowkidar’ will neither be threatened nor browbeaten with their threats and abuses, will neither stop nor bow down. Our ‘safai’ campaign to rid this country of the corrupt and the dirt is going to be further accelerated. For this campaign, your blessings should continue,” he said.

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